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Don’t turn away students: Bole

By ZAFIYA SHAMIM The Ministry of Education is warning principals not to turn away students who have scored 200 marks in the Fiji School Leaving Certificate examination. The Minister for
02 Feb 2014 07:53

By ZAFIYA SHAMIM

The Ministry of Education is warning principals not to turn away students who have scored 200 marks in the Fiji School Leaving Certificate examination.
The Minister for Education, Filipe Bole, said schools should accommodate all students who scored 200 or more into Form Seven.
“Before, schools had set minimum entry marks of 230 and even 250, limiting the number of students entering Form Seven,” Mr Bole said.
He said they were proud of all the students who had passed and they all should be given a chance to do Form Seven.
“If there are more streams of Form Six in a school, the school management should use other rooms for Form Seven classes,” he said.
Mr Bole has advised that if schools wanted to build extra classrooms to accommodate the excess number of students, then they should make arrangements with the Permanent Secretary for Education.
“We have given the grants and if there is a need to construct an additional classroom, permission would be given to divert the allocated funds into it provided that schools have spoken to the permanent secretary.”
Meanwhile, he said those students who had scored less than 200 marks in the Fiji School Leaving Certificate Exam can repeat Form Six.
“The schools will have to accept students who have failed in the same form this year,” Mr Bole said.




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